When does the chick(or duck) starter stop?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Going Quackers, May 25, 2011.

  1. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    My mucovies are 3wks as of yesterday how much longer do i continue feeding the chick starter(unmedicated) My feed supply says, 4wks is this accurate. TY! [​IMG]
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I would say at least 10 weeks old and then you can switch to the grower/finisher and then to lay pellets at 5 months old. What brand feed do you feed them?
     
  3. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    I like to take my ducks off the starter by week 3 and lower their protein level but everyone is different
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:what protein level do you start them off with and what do you drop it down to?
     
  5. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    I start at 20% and drop them down to the finisher 18%, then the layer 16% when they are old enogh
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Ok. That sounds like a good plan. [​IMG]
     
  7. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I have them still on started there 5 wks on Tuesday June 7th.. i actually lucked out and found a duck starter by purina.. the other was an unmedicated chick starter... i had to get a BIG bag though so i hope it'll be ok to just run that till the end..... but i should comment we have different availablity of products here ...

    Ok just went and read it lol
    Golden Duck Startena is what the feed is.
     
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